Sweet slaw for summer

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This slaw is sharp, sweet, and tangy – perfect with any deli sandwich or BBQ. The secret is the dressing made with honey, good mustard, garlic, and raspberry vinegar. It’s a crowd pleaser. It is perfect for summer celebrations because it won’t wilt or spoil in the heat.

 

I hand-grate the cabbage on a mandolin, but you can use a food processor. The trick is to cut it finely. If you are not used to a mandolin, it may be much safer to cut it with a fine slicing blade in a food processor.

 

Finely slice a small head of rinsed red cabbage

Slice very thin (transparent) half a medium sweet onion

Grate two large peeled carrots

Peel and grate a large apple (optional)

Mix and salt very lightly with kosher or sea salt

 

Dressing: ¼ cup raspberry vinegar

1 ½ Tbsp. honey

1 ½ Tbsp. Pomegranate Molasses

1 tbsp.  Good mustard

1 large clove garlic, peeled and crushed

1½ to 2 tbsp. good oil – use what you like

Mix well and toss with the slaw

 

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Sweet summer slaw

This summer crowd-pleaser is low-cal unlike its creamy cousinThis slaw is sharp, sweet, and tangy – perfect with any deli sandwich or BBQ. The secret is the dressing made with grainy mustard, garlic, and raspberry vinegar. It’s a crowd pleaser. And the best part is unlike many creamy slaws, it is low-cal due to the low-oil vinegar dressing that uses Splenda or Truvia. I hand grate the cabbage on a mandolin, but you can use a food processor. The trick is to cut it fine. If you are not used to a mandolin, it may be much safer to cut it with a fine slicing blade in a food processor.

 
(If you are wary of artificial sweeteners check out the facts on the more healthful sweeteners Splenda and Truvia.)
 
Finely slice a medium-sized head of rinsed red cabbage
Slice very thin (transparent) ½ medium sweet onion
Grate medium 2 large– peeled carrots
 
Mix and salt very lightly with kosher or sea salt
 
Dressing:
¼ cup raspberry vinegar
3 packages of Splenda, or 1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. grainy mustard (you can use Dijon)
1 large clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1½ to 2 tbsp. good oil
Mix well and toss with slaw
 
This is a great change from salad and does not wilt or spoil in the heat. This slaw is so delicious you’ll eat it for the taste.
 
Red cabbage is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium, and a very good source of fiber, Vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as Potassium and Manganese.  The salad is low in calories due to the type of vegetables and the low amount of oil.
 
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